|Red List Category & Criteria:
||León-Yánez, S. & Pitman, N.
||Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A terrestrial herb endemic to the northern and central Andes of Ecuador, where it is known from six populations. Protected in the Parque Nacional Cotopaxi, in the Parque Nacional Sangay, and in the Reserva de Producción Faunística Chimborazo; the type was probably collected in what is now the Reserva Ecológica Los Ilinizas. The only type specimen was apparently destroyed in the Berlin herbarium during the Second World War, but a picture exists in the Field Museum, Chicago, USA. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.